This $50 Sam’s Club Weekender Bag Is Flying Off Shelves (It’s a Total Beis Dupe)

published Mar 13, 2024
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The groundhog has done his thing, the Farmer’s Almanac has spoken, and spring break is nigh — all that’s left is to make your travel plans. And, of course, with great vacation plans comes the need for a suitcase that can do it all: Be easy to care for, hold a ton, and look relatively stylish while you’re dashing to catch your plane or train.

If you’d prefer to save your cash for museum fees and meals out wherever you’re going, though, Sam’s Club has a ridiculously good deal: This sleek weekender bag is just $50, and it’s a convincing dupe for the well-loved Beis bag that’s twice the price.

The Member’s Mark Weekender Travel Bag comes in a range of colors, and is currently in stock in a nice, neutral ivory and a slightly deeper, richer mocha. Although it’s made of linen and cotton, it is a sturdy bag, weighing in at around 4 pounds (similar to the Beis bag, which weighs 3.86 pounds). It also sports two short straps and a detachable shoulder strap, and, best of all, it features a zippered separate compartment on the bottom so you can pack all your shoes without crushing them (or sullying your clothes). 

Measuring around 20 inches wide, 16 inches deep, and 10 inches high, it is designed as a weekender bag, but if you’re committed to traveling lightly on a longer trip, you certainly can travel using just a carry-on — and this would be a great bag for the job. It’s racked up close to 480 reviews on the Sam’s Club product page and maintains an average 4.7-star rating. 

One review touts it as a great airplane option, saying, “​​This is perfect! My sister and I bought one and if you don’t overpack it, it fits perfectly under the airplane seat!”

“You’ll be amazed with how much you can pack into this bag. Plus its gorgeous bright color matches my luggage and makes it my new go-to piece for vacations or even just a day trip. Use it to pack a picnic lunch and stash the wine or Champagne in the bottom compartment,” says another, highlighting the bag’s versatility for any kind of trip. “My daughter loved it so much, she bought one too!”

“Absolutely LOVE this bag! It is perfect for a few nights away. The color and material is great quality and is a great dupe for the Beis bag,” attests another. 

If you’re looking for another reason to click “buy,” fans of the “Gee Thanks, Just Bought It!” podcast (which is all about great products people can’t stop talking about) swear by this weekender bag, too. However, some people who have purchased the bag point out that its hefty weight can be a bit much when running through several airport terminals to make your flight. So if you prefer something with wheels for long-haul travel, you may want to reserve this one for weekends and road trips.